Penning a letter to old Saint Nick is a childhood rite of passage—and sharing those amazing words on social media is an equally important ritual for parents. The nostalgia! The earnestness! The hilarity! We simply can’t get enough. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest letters children have written to Santa, so you can get in on the fun. Consider it our holiday gift to you.
You gotta love kids with ambition—after all, we keep telling them can be anything they want. Here’s hoping these two nail their interview.
Holiday Exchange Policy
Dang, kids. Who do you think makes sure Santa gets you that must-have Hatchimal?
Santa’s Little Helpers
Evidence that giving your kids chores really does pay off. Heart. Warmed.
If you want to get on Saint Nick’s Nice List, always, always remember the reindeer.
Drive-Through Wish List
Best guess: This little one was dreaming of dinner when this letter was penned. (Also, sandwiching a big-ticket item in there is a total pro move. Hats off, kid.)
Butter the big man up with some compliments to get the scoop. Future A+ reporters here!
Justice really is the ultimate holiday gift.
All this child want for Christmas is...an all-expenses paid trip to Europe. Um, what about a beret instead? Or a teeny Eiffel tower? A croissant?
A Budding Skeptic
We’re 100 percent loving this incredulous (and incredibly cute) letter.
Honesty at its Finest
We are all this child.
Little Kid, Big Heart
This sweetpea gets it: ’Tis the season to put others first!
Gifts are cool and all, but why waste wishes on toys when you could soar through the sky with Santa?
Don’t forget your seatbelt too. And no texting and driving. That’s the worst.
Some kids are hard to win over. But when you write a five-page letter, we’re gonna go ahead and put you down as a believer.
Aw, man. We could all use a cheerleader like Christie.
Asking for a Friend
Help a (mermaid) girl out, Santa
Beware of Dog (and Cat)
The fact is, Christmas can be dangerous.
That Tooth Fairy Though
Jolly man flying in a sleigh delivering present to all? Totally believable. A fairy who collects teeth? Come on!
Published November 2017